Sikkim records first Covid death, lockdown extended

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Published: July 26,2020 05:01 PM
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July 26, 2020: As the state recorded its first Covid-19 death on Sunday, the Sikkim government has decided to extend the lockdown for another 5 days.

July 26, 2020: As the state recorded its first Covid-19 death on Sunday, the Sikkim government has decided to extend the lockdown for another 5 days.  



A 74-year old businessman, a resident of Rongli sub-division of East Sikkim district died due to Covid-19 early Sunday morning.



Meanwhile, the statewide lockdown has been extended till August 1. The 6-day total lockdown which was announced last week was scheduled to end on Sunday.



The government in a notification said, “After careful consideration of the situation, it has been decided to extend the period of lockdown in the entire state of Sikkim till 6 am of August 1, 2020.”



The state so far has total 499 cases of which 357 are active cases.


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